The Executive Director, Media and Public Affairs, Governor’s Office, Mr. John Mayaki has warned of dire consequences, if a wrong person succeeds Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Mayaki who described Oshiomhole as a Governor who upholds the rule of law, increases the freedom of the people, demystifies governance and increased political participation, said “he has delivered to the letter on the mandate of the people, despise corruption, promotes efficiency, punishes indolence and inefficiency and stands up against tyranny”.
Mayaki in a statement said, “politics and governance can be better when you see risk coming. A month after November 13th and after the alert-Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s exit, when the typical civil servant fails to receive alert, what happens? I think workers in Osun, Imo etc. would be in vantage positions to educate us.
“Civil servants, in this case, who have their fingers on the pulse of risk; what they see, share and thrive on, can best tell, if not now, post Oshiomhole how it hurts, when there is no alert by month’s end just because a wrong person was elected to run the affairs of governance, God forbid.
“Change is the only constant, they say but there is imminent disaster for a bad choice ahead, the brunt of which we will all suffer; the civil service, politician-delegates and the masses. But where Oshiomhole comes in is outside-the –box thinking, to help inside-the –governance driving.
“In arriving at one, we must not bring in emotions; those with capacity and brains only. A sharp-tongued, head-over-heart leader who can work more than 80 hours a week and possibly keeps a twin-size wooden bed near his desk.
“I appreciate Oshiomhole’s idea of governance and political finesse, however, what Edo needs after him is a smarter than others among the lot- he will need to be able to think above and ahead of the masses. If we can get this right, Edo will be successful post Oshiomhole.
“Aside from the untold horror workers would go through, after a leader who meets the monthly obligations of pensioners and workers to exit well and strong, it stifles thinking, especially among those who desperately try to grab power just to keep strapped to the office to protect their own interests and not workers welfare.
“As the days to primaries and governorship elections wears on, I have no doubt in the Governor’s political integrity and love for workers to join in the search for a competent personality to keep the fire burning.